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Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence #6597270
08/18/19 10:51 AM
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I have been collecting Essence and put in glass Vinegar jar. My back shed smells pretty strong. I live in town. Any storage suggestions. Also when cleaning syringe how do you dispsose of content. Spraying on ground sure as heck doesn't work. Thanks for any info.

Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: J.Melton] #6597275
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Put your collection jar in a bucket or similar container and cover with cat litter. I don't reuse syringes but maybe try cat litter there as well.

Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: J.Melton] #6597307
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I read once on this forum that you put the essence in a small jar, when full dip in wax, put in a larger container and dig a hole four feet deep and place in the bottom of the hole and cover. That's what it said. LOL


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Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: J.Melton] #6597325
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I have four oz bottles in a plastic ice cream bucket in a metal five gallon bucket with lid in my shop and it is undetectable. But - that is all predicated on the fact that you didnít get any on the outside of the jars to begin with.

Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: J.Melton] #6597444
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Try storing the containers in a GI Ammo can, the stink may leak from the container a bit, but it won't escape the can. If interested I have some small Glass IV bottles with the rubber top, maybe we can work out a trade.


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Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: J.Melton] #6597553
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Mine is stored in glass bottles with metal caps. They are in cat litter in a plastic 1 gallon bucket. The bucket lid has an O ring. It's in my shed and you wouldn't know it's there.

Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: Fatdawg] #6597670
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Originally Posted by Fatdawg
Put your collection jar in a bucket or similar container and cover with cat litter. I don't reuse syringes but maybe try cat litter there as well.


I've not stored essence, but needed to store a skunk for a few days until I could find a better home for it, and the cat litter did a good job of containing the scent. The inside of the bucket didn't even smell when done.

Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: J.Melton] #6597712
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You have to understand skunk essence in the obvious it was designed to produce an odor to repel. It is a remarkable creation by God in being a thiol. It acts like alcohol in being airborne easily, but does not evaporate so is like an oil. In it's molecular chain it adheres to most organic and non organic matter, like a paint. The short version is you are attempting to make an apple fall up in defying the laws of nature in containing this secretion.

There are degrees of porousness to containers. Plastic, including lids breathe. As an example HIV penetrates latex in being smaller than the latex pores. Skunk essence is smaller than the pores on most things in nature, which is why it seeps through or it embeds in structures like hair or skin.

Using a syringe to extract uses porous plastic and non porous metal needles. The problem is the air as it is a carrier when transferring it to containers. Glass is the natural barrier in being non porous. The problem is the lid, as paper, plastic or rubber have larger pores than the essence.

The best solution is divide and conquer, meaning dispensing, by using glass trap lure 1 oz bottles, as their gaskets are meant to contain odors to a point. Garold Weiland who pioneered a number of methods, used to wax seal the tops of his Big Deuce which had skunk essence in it, and I still could smell it over time. What is required is placing the 1 oz bottles into a larger quart jar, with canning seals, and then a third gallon glass jar with a rubber seal.
In this you are dividing the scent with is escaping naturally by 3. The human nose can detect this scent in 10 parts per billion. 3 divisions and the scent is there, but you can not smell it.

In addition to this, humidity provides a carrier to your nasal membranes, so you should try for a drier air. Warm air also increases humidity, so cool air is preferred. A non working fridge makes a good 4th level to contain the odors.

Hope that helps solve your containment issue.

Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: J.Melton] #6597728
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I use sand instead of cat litter.


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Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: star flakes] #6597736
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That Helps. I'll take this info and give it a try. I dispose of plastic syringe in my latex glove and put in Ziploc bag. But trying to keep the stainless needles. Would peroxide neutralize odor or should i do same procedure and store in glass jars. I had a hair brain idea of rinsing syringe and needle and make a hole in ground w T bar stake and shoot content in hole and then stomp it closed.

Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: wildflights] #6597979
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Originally Posted by wildflights
Mine is stored in glass bottles with metal caps. They are in cat litter in a plastic 1 gallon bucket. The bucket lid has an O ring. It's in my shed and you wouldn't know it's there.


I moved it and forgot. It's not in the shed, it's sitting on the lure/urine fridge in front of the air compressor. Can't smell a thing and I walk by it twice a day to turn the compressor on and off.
FWIW it's sitting at eye level and I pass within two feet of it. If I open the fridge door I can sure smell the urine.

Last edited by wildflights; 08/19/19 01:27 PM.
Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: J.Melton] #6604454
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Glass jar inside paint can. You can get empty ones at the hardware store. Mines in my basement right now and trust me if you could smell it my wife would have by now.

Re: Oder Control when storing Skunk Essence [Re: J.Melton] #6604974
08/28/19 05:10 PM
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To KILL the smell:

1 qt Hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup Baking Soda
1 good squirt of liquid dish soap

Produces CO2, that's why you can't store the leftovers.


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